'Unreal', 'Our best player again' – Newcastle fans rave about defender after display v Crystal Palace
Newcastle secured a battling point against Crystal Palace on Sunday and fans hailed defender Paul Dummett for helping his side hold on in a nervy second half.
Newcastle took the lead in the first half when Mohamed Diame poked home a Kenedy corner.
However, the tide turned in the second half and Crystal Palace equalised in the 55th minute through a Luka Milivojevic penalty that keeper Karl Darlow almost saved.
From that point on it was backs against the wall for Newcastle but despite a couple of late scares, Crystal Palace couldn’t find the goal that would net them the three points.
Newcastle fans didn’t have a lot to cheer but they recognised a solid performance from their 26-year-old left-back Paul Dummett.
He’s only made eight appearances in the Premier League this campaign after a hamstring injury kept him out of the first half of the season.
But he put in one of the best performances in a Newcastle shirt on Sunday and fans were quick to praise him on Twitter.
Here are the best reactions from newcastle fans:
Paul Dummett really is proving me wrong, never thought i’d see the day
— blenky (@BlenkinW) February 5, 2018
Imagine if he had a striker that he wanted. We’d of best Everton, Bournemouth, Swansea, Burnley, Southampton (a) etc if we had a good striker. Rest of the team is solid. Paul Dummett our best player AGAIN. #NUFC
— Jamie (@thejamieherd) February 5, 2018
I’ve never really rated Dummett but he was solid today, the kid loves a tackle
— Jack (@TheJackHall_) February 4, 2018
Agree with that John. Diame and Dummett were both very good today.
— Leazesender1964 (@nufcne29) February 4, 2018
Thought he did alright, don't agree with the people saying he didn't look bothered. Dummett been a rock since he came back
— christian graham (@messiisgeordie) February 4, 2018
Can Paul Dummett get some credit? I'll be honest that over 2 years ago I thought he'd never make it as a player but he's persevered, improved and proven me wrong. Like it or not he's a solid pro and is far better than some charlatans we've had playing for us in our time #NUFC
— Jimmy B (@nufc3_16) February 4, 2018
Dummett was superb today
— Andy (@Andrew_Murdy) February 4, 2018
Paul Dummett MOM today, never give Townsend a kick ????????????????????????
— Anthony Coglan (@littletopcat) February 4, 2018
Unreal how Diame and Dummett are now our best players, viva Rafa
— NG (@NewcastleGoals) February 4, 2018
Dummett is one hell of a defender mind
— RJK (@RyanKirtley97) February 4, 2018
Say what you want about Paul Dummett, but he is a local lad that always gives 100%. Townsend hardly had a kick this afternoon. #nufc
— Matt (@GeordieWalrus) February 4, 2018
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